A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on intention, poetry, imagination, soul, and consciousness

It is through the intentionality of poetic imagination that the poet's soul discovers the opening of consciousness common to all true poetry.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 5

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Raphie on fight, idea, courage, conviction, intention, and action

How could I recognize, even at the last possible moment, that there was something left to fight for and then walk away when my highest ideal is to fight for the people I love? Especially when I finally felt I could match conviction with courage, intent with action?

Raphie Frank

Contributed by: Raphie

A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on end, intention, means, and motivation

The end is inherent in the means.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Contributed by: Kyo

A Quote by Suheir Hammad on writing, power, and intention

Writing must always have intention because words have power.

Suheir Hammad

Contributed by: Kyo

A Quote by Joe Dispenza on create, creating my day, intention, conscious, consciuosly, creation, and possible

 wake up in the morning and I consciously create my day the way I want it to happen. Now sometimes, because my mind is examining all the things that I need to get done, it takes me a little bit to settle down and get to the point of where I'm actually intentionally creating my day. But here's the thing: When I create my day and out of nowhere little things happen that are so unexplainable, I know that they are the process or the result of my creation. And the more I do that, the more I build a neural net in my brain that I accept that that's possible. (This) gives me the power and the incentive to do it the next day.
   "So if we're consciously designing our destiny, and if we're consciously from a spiritual standpoint throwing in with the idea that our thoughts can affect our reality or affect our life -- because reality equals life -- then I have this little pact that I have when I create my day. I say, 'I'm taking this time to create my day and I'm infecting the quantum field. Now if (it) is in fact the observer's watching me the whole time that I'm doing this and there is a spiritual aspect to myself, then show me a sign today that you paid attention to any one of these things that I created, and bring them in a way that I won't expect, so I'm as surprised at my ability to be able to experience these things. And make it so that I have no doubt that it's come from you,' and so I live my life, in a sense, all day long thinking about being a genius or thinking about being the glory and the power of God or thinking about being unconditional love.
   "I'll use living as a genius, for example. And as I do that during parts of the day, I'll have thoughts that are so amazing, that cause a chill in my physical body, that have come from nowhere. But then I remember that that thought has an associated energy that's produced an effect in my physical body. Now that's a subjective experience, but the truth is is that I don't think that unless I was creating my day to have unlimited thought, that that thought would come."
(Dr. Joe Dispenza in What the BLEEP Do We Know!?)

Joe Dispenza


Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Steven Covey on intention, consciuos, consciousness, and important

Anything less than a conscious commitment to the important is an unconscious commitment to the unimportant.

Steven Covey

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey on live, play, listen, love, intention, and credo

Live with Intention.  Walk to the edge.  Listen hard.  Practice wellness.  Play with abandon.  Laugh.  Choose with no regret.  Continue to learn.  Appreciate your friends.  Do what you love.  Live as if this is all there is.

Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey

Contributed by: Vicki

A Quote by lovesponge on intention, faith, strength, truth, beauty, and harmony

on a day like this, surely i have the faith of a mustard seed. the strength to break through a seemingly impenetrable surface and emerge victoriously into the light on the other side.

today, i'll abandon my armor and fears and see only the truth in every experience.

the beauty and harmony that forms the foundation of all



Contributed by: Michael

A Quote by Jisho Cary Warner on bodhidharma, zen, buddhism, and intention

This exchange is probably the most famous in Zen lore. Bodhidharma met the emperor of the Liang Dynasty, a devout Buddhist renowned for his piety and charity, who was much given to endowing monasteries and orphanages. Wu said: "I have endowed temples and authorized ordinations - what is my merit?" Bodhidharma's answer was radical: "No merit at all."

Wu had been doing good for the sake of accumulating merit. Bodhidharma cut through Wu's ideas about merit to the core of his teaching, that your practice isn't apart from you: when your mind is pure, you live in a pure universe; when you're caught up in ideas of gaining and losing, you live in a world of delusion.

Jisho Cary Warner

Source: Via Lotus in the Mud blog:

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by William James on habits, psychology, and intention

No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one have not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may remain entirely unaffected for the better. With mere good intentions, hell is proverbially paved.

William James (1842 - 1910)

Source: The Principles of Psychology, Vol. 1

Contributed by: Brian

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